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# Which of the following best completes the passage below? In

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Which of the following best completes the passage below?
In today’s pluralistic society, textbook publishers find themselves in an increasingly uncomfortable position. Since the schools are regarded as a repository of society’s moral and cultural values, each group within society wishes to prevent any material that offends its own values from appearing in textbooks. As a result, stance on an issue is certain to run afoul of one group or another. And since textbook publishers must rely on community goodwill to sell their books, it is inevitable that______
(A) fewer and fewer publishers will be willing to enter the financially uncertain textbook industry
(B) the ethical and moral content of textbooks will become increasingly neutral and bland
(C) more and more pressure groups will arise that seek to influence the content of textbooks
(D) the government will be forced to intervene in the increasingly rancorous debate over the content of textbooks
(E) school boards, teachers, and principals will find it nearly impossible to choose among the variety of textbooks being offered

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08 Jan 2008, 14:32
okay so we are trying to finish off the conclusion here. Also note that this is a cause and effect type of a problem.

A) Basically the issue is with TextBook publishers, not all publishers. So A is incorrect because it talks about publishers in general.
B) CORRECT. Textbook publishers will still try to make a profit. At the moment the situation is "increasingly uncomfortable". to make it more comfortable (and keep selling books), they will make the content bland.
C) Irrelevant since the conclusion is starting off about what the textbook publishers will do ensure community goodwill.
D). Irrelevant, government is never mentioned in the passage.
E) Still doesn't address the issue of a community goodwill.

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08 Jan 2008, 20:56
JCLEONES wrote:
Which of the following best completes the passage below?
In today’s pluralistic society, textbook publishers find themselves in an increasingly uncomfortable position. Since the schools are regarded as a repository of society’s moral and cultural values, each group within society wishes to prevent any material that offends its own values from appearing in textbooks. As a result, stance on an issue is certain to run afoul of one group or another. And since textbook publishers must rely on community goodwill to sell their books, it is inevitable that______
(A) fewer and fewer publishers will be willing to enter the financially uncertain textbook industry
(B) the ethical and moral content of textbooks will become increasingly neutral and bland
(C) more and more pressure groups will arise that seek to influence the content of textbooks
(D) the government will be forced to intervene in the increasingly rancorous debate over the content of textbooks
(E) school boards, teachers, and principals will find it nearly impossible to choose among the variety of textbooks being offered

I say B.

C: possibly, but its not certain.
D: too extreme
E: this is too extreme.

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09 Jan 2008, 00:34
Waste time but finally B turns out
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